June 17, 2013

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The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness received $500 donation

 MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness, a nonprofit organization working to eliminate the causes of homelessness, received a $500 donation for its educational scholarship for homeless New Hampshire students from the Goffstown High School’s National Honor Society.  The Coalition’s scholarship, called the “Hope Starts Here Scholarship,” was established to award students currently living in New Hampshire who have experienced homelessness during their school career, who have the desire to continue their education beyond high school, and who have demonstrated academic achievement.  This is one of many donations that the Goffstown National Honor Society has made to the scholarship fund over the past several years.

“It’s wonderful to see students supporting their peers in this way,” said Cathy Kuhn, PhD, Director of the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness. “The impact of this donation goes far beyond creating access to higher education for a homeless student in New Hampshire – it’s helping a student realize their dream.”

The educational scholarship can be used to help defray the costs of college or post-secondary vocational training program tuition, fees, books, prep courses, or other educational expenses.  This year’s award will be the fifth provided by the Coalition.  The educational scholarship will be awarded on October 21, at the 2013 New Hampshire Homeless Providers Conference.  The application cycle for this year’s scholarship closed on May 1, 2013.  For more information on the scholarship, please visit www.nhceh.org/scholarship.

Donations for the educational scholarship can be made online at www.nhceh.org/donate, by contacting the Coalition at [email protected] or by calling 603-641-9441 extension 251.

The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of eliminating the causes of homelessness through research, education, and advocacy.  For more information, visit www.nhceh.org or call 603-641-9441.